How to get a gpx file with 360 photo file paths to render in Google Earth Pro

I saw this post on you blog: https://www.trekview.org/blog/2020/extracting-gps-track-from-360-timelapse-video/

The gpx_wpt.fmt (generates GPX waypoints with pictures), looks perfect for my needs to show images alongside GPS.

Has anyone managed to upload a gpx file in this format (with 360’s) into Google Earth Pro? I can get the track to load, but no images.

The.kml format produced by exiftool, and documented in that post, will do this too and is much better suited to using with Google Earth Pro.

exiftool -fileOrder gpsdatetime -p kml.fmt TIMELAPSE > MULTISHOT_9698.kml

Where TIMELAPSE is a directory holding a series of geotagged images to create the path from.

This will give you a kml file (e.g. MULTISHOT_9698.kml) with placemarks referencing image location:

<Placemark>
        <description><![CDATA[<img src='TIMELAPSE/MULTISHOT_9698_000001.jpg'
          style='max-width:500px;max-height:500px;'> ]]>
        </description>
        <Snippet/>
        <name>MULTISHOT_9698_000001.jpg</name>
        <styleUrl>#Photo</styleUrl>
        <Point>
          <altitudeMode>clampedToGround</altitudeMode>
          <coordinates>-16.5458027777778,28.2985972222222,0</coordinates>
        </Point>
      </Placemark>

When added to GE Pro, you should see the images loaded when clicked:

Note, in the blog post, I am converting a video file (not timelapse) to kml which gives:

<Placemark>
        <description><![CDATA[<img src='./VIDEO_7152.mp4'
          style='max-width:500px;max-height:500px;'> ]]>
        </description>
        <Snippet/>
        <name>VIDEO_7152.mp4</name>
        <styleUrl>#Photo</styleUrl>
        <Point>
          <altitudeMode>clampedToGround</altitudeMode>
          <coordinates>-0.7824,51.2485,0</coordinates>
        </Point>
      </Placemark>

This will load the video in each window, vs. image at that location. If you’re working with a video file, you’ll first need to break it up into frames to show an image of each location.

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